News

National recognition for Guruve’s artists at NAMA yet again!

2nd December 2017

We are delighted that Rufaro Murenza was selected as a finalist in Zimbabwe’s prestigious National Arts Merit Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rufaro has been shortlisted for the 3D visual arts category of NAMA. A huge well done, Rufaro, and our commiserations on the controversial decision on the night!

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New works by famous artists from private collectors

2nd December 2017

Guruve is increasingly becoming a hub for the secondary market in Shona sculpture by the most famous names in the art movement, so do keep checking our web gallery for new pieces being sold on behalf of private collectors or contact us if you have a piece you wish to sell. Exciting new additions to our […]

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Frank McEwen bequest to British Museum now online

2nd December 2017

Images of the sculptures bequested by Frank McEwen, OBE, to the British Museum are now online. The collection includes early works by some of the most significant artists in the Shona sculpture art movement, and we’re sure our collectors will find them fascinating. Frank McEwen, OBE was the influential first curator of the National Gallery […]

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Chapungu goes into liquidation

2nd December 2017

In a very sad day for the Zimbabwean sculpture movement, the Daily News announced on 5 Nov 2012 that Chapungu, Harare’s foremost gallery of Shona sculpture, has gone into liquidation. This famous gallery, a well-known tourist destination and organiser of many prestigious international exhibitions, has been struggling financially for many years and even the return […]

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SSG sculpture garden

The Shona Sculpture Gallery opens in Harare

15th August 2017

Guruve’s sister gallery, the Shona Sculpture Gallery, finally opened its gates to the public in March 2016 after three years of preparation. With a delightful sculpture garden and a Spanish-style verandah for smaller works, we are already getting great reviews on TripAdvisor. A much-needed positive development for the art movement and artists on the ground in Zimbabwe!

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Painting Mbudzi Yadhura (Goats Are Now Expensive) by Lovemore Kambudzi

Exciting new addition to Guruve’s gallery

15th August 2017

We are delighted to announce that works by internationally acclaimed and controversial artist Lovemore Kambudzi are now available on our web gallery. Lovemore has become known as ‘the eye of the people’, as his honest and humorous paintings reveal the highs and lows of life in contemporary Zimbabwe, where the political and economic situation is an all-pervasive backdrop to his vibrant and dynamic canvases. Enjoy!

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Guruve funds the new gallery structure for young artists

15th August 2017

Guruve sent US$3,000 in July 2015 to fund the construction of a new central gallery space at the Arts Centre for up and coming young sculptors in Zimbabwe, roughly ten years after we funded the original building. See the whole project unfold in photos – work was completed in a week!

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portrait photo of Joram Mariga

Joram Mariga

Sculptor

Joram regarded himself as the Father of Modern Shona Sculpture, and he was held in great esteem by other Zimbabwean artists. He travelled the country, “whispering the gospel of stone sculpture.”

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